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Case Study: Golden Rule Plumbing Heating & Cooling


This case study of Golden Rule Plumbing Heating & Cooling is based on a June 2014 survey of Fleetmatics customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Fleetmatics has helped us save!”


  • Searched for a GPS fleet management solution in order to:
    • Control fuel costs
    • Increase the productivity of drivers
    • Improve customer service and response time
    • Enhance safety and security of the fleet vehicles and drivers

Use Case

  • Controls fuel costs with Fleetmatics by:
    • Using Idling Alerts to coach drivers in real-time if they idle their vehicles too long
    • Running contests and incentives for the drivers with the best fuel efficiency
    • Coaching drivers on changing their driving behavior
    • Monitoring fuel card purchases for discrepancies
  • Impacted business success with the following features:
    • Fuel card integration
    • Vehicle maintenance
    • Mobile app
    • Reports
    • Vehicle history
    • Dashboard
    • Alerts
    • POIs


  • Is very satisfied with Fleetmatics.
  • Lowered operating costs by 25-49% with Fleetmatics.
  • Improves operational efficiencies with Fleetmatics by:
    • Maintaining up to the minute visibility of fleet location for better routing and dispatching
    • Utilizing the Reports and Alerts to curb wasted fuel
    • Coaching drivers on speeding and harsh driving to improve safety and minimize vehicle wear and tear
    • Leveraging the historical data in the various reports to manage and improve customer service
  • Purchased Fleetmatics over the competition because:
    • The software is intuitive and simple to use
    • Fleetmatics offered features the competition did not
    • Fleetmatics’ mobile application
    • Superior reputation and reviews
    • Fleetmatics offered a better price
  • Increased productivity in the following areas with Fleetmatics:
    • Route optimization
    • Dispatch
    • Fuel savings
    • Response times
    • Customer service

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Verizon Connect by TechValidate.

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